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Online Safety Tips for Kids

In today’s connected digital world, it is more important than ever to make sure that kids stay safe online. Here you will find online safety tips for kids and information on cyberbullying or you can download the tips to share.

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Safety Tips

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Don’t post personal information like your address, phone number or email address.

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People can download your pictures and videos, so think twice before you post them.

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Never give out your passwords.

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Use a “passphrase” for your password. Use words, numbers and special characters.

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Don’t be online friends with people you don’t know.

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Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online. If someone asks you to meet, tell a trusted adult.

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Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are.

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Think carefully about what you say before you post something online.

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If something makes you feel unsafe or worried, leave the site, turn off your computer and tell a trusted adult.

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If a website asks you to register online and you have to fill out a form, always ask a trusted adult.

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Respect others. Even if you don’t agree with someone, it doesn’t mean you need to be rude.

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Don’t share cyberbullying videos or messages – it makes you a part of it!

Cyberbullying Facts

Cyberbullying is Really Uncool

1 in 4 teens have been the victims of cyberbullying and about 1 in 6 admit to having cyberbullied someone else.*

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Common Places Where Cyberbullying Happens

  • Social Media (Snapchat, Tumblr, GroupMe, Kik Messenger, WhatsApp, Whisper, Instagram, etc.)
  • Text message / instant message
  • Gaming systems like PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, and PC

Cyberbullies in Gaming

  • A “griefer” is a bully in the world of online games. Griefers don’t play by the rules and try to cause as much distress and discomfort for other players as possible.
  • In online games like Minecraft, griefers go after the creations of other players.
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Always Remember

  • Cyberbullying can happen accidentally — something that one person thinks is funny could be hurtful or insulting to someone else.
  • Don’t reply to nasty messages you may receive.
  • Block users who send you nasty messages.
  • Tell an adult you trust if you are being cyberbullied.
  • Don’t be a cyberbully!
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